SOURCE: Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

December 07, 2009 09:23 ET

Archer Technologies Delivers Advanced Content Library for Governance, Risk and Compliance Programs

New Content for Regulatory Compliance, Privacy, Business Continuity, IT Controls and Vendor Risk Management Powers GRC Programs for Archer's International Client Base

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Archer Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced major updates to its industry-leading GRC Content Library. With more than a decade of growth and development, Archer's library of policies, standards, procedures, assessments, legal and regulatory requirements, and industry guidelines provides the company's global clients with the breadth of content they require to power risk management and compliance programs through Archer's GRC solution suite.

"Archer's efforts around content development reinforce our commitment to delivering the most comprehensive and sophisticated GRC solutions on the market," said Jon Darbyshire, Archer CEO. "We work closely with our customers across multiple industries to understand the content they need to fuel their GRC programs. Coupled with our solutions, the Archer GRC Content Library gives our customers an invaluable tool for streamlining compliance processes and minimizing risks."

Throughout 2009, Archer has expanded its content offerings through the acquisition of Brabeion Software Corporation, integration of the Unified Compliance Framework, membership in the HITRUST Alliance, and partnership with leading systems integrators whose risk intelligence and compliance monitoring products feed into Archer for correlation, management and reporting. Now Archer's GRC Content Library has been extended to include:

--  Further legal, regulatory and industry standard content, including
    BS:25999, three additional FFIEC booklets, Safe Harbor privacy principles
    and multiple U.S. state privacy/breach laws
--  New policies and control standards for privacy and business continuity
    management, fully mapped to the authoritative sources they support
--  More than 4,500 technical control assessment questions mapped to
    Archer's baseline content, and 200 new questions based on Archer's control
    framework
--  Version five of the Shared Assessments Program Standardized
    Information Gathering Questionnaire, mapped to Archer control standards
    

Archer clients, which include one in four of the Fortune 100, employ the GRC Content Library within the context of Archer's Policy, Risk, Compliance and Vendor Management solutions. By providing organizations with control standards pre-mapped to policies, procedures, authoritative sources and assessment questions, Archer enables its clients to significantly streamline compliance measurement and reporting.

"When it comes to managing GRC initiatives, it's easy to get lost in the complexity of mounting laws, regulations and industry requirements, and translating this information into policies and procedures is a daunting task," said Steve Schlarman, IT-GRC product manager for Archer. "Through our GRC Content Library, Archer saves our customers the significant time and expense associated with regulatory research efforts, enabling them to focus on their business rather than weeding through compliance requirements."

GRC Content Library Webcast

Archer will offer a live webcast to demonstrate the value of its GRC Content Library in the context of risk management and compliance processes.

       When: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at 1 p.m. Central

       Registration: http://www.archer.com/events/webcasts.html

More information on Archer's GRC Content Library is available at http://www.archer.com/solutions/content_library.html.

About Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. With more than six million licensed users and a client list that includes one in four of the Fortune 100, Archer enables companies to manage enterprise risks, demonstrate compliance, automate business processes and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.

Archer's out-of-the-box solutions, including Policy, Risk, Compliance, Enterprise, Incident, Vendor, Threat, Business Continuity and Audit Management, are built on the flexible Archer SmartSuite Framework™, allowing clients to tailor the solutions according to their unique requirements. Whether deployed on-premise or via Archer's SaaS model, the Framework has become a go-to GRC platform for many global organizations.

Archer is the only vendor that delivers the Archer GRC Ecosystem™ comprised of out-of-the-box solutions, a flexible Framework, a robust user community, and an application and partner exchange, which provides clients the tools they need to build a best-in-class enterprise GRC program. For more information, visit www.archer.com or call 1-888-539-EGRC.

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